Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.27.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week’s collection features fourteen videos from British Columbia to Brazil, from Bosnia and Herzegovia to the backcountry of the Rockies.

For best results, watch all videos at full-screen and in high definition. Remember, we surf so you don’t have to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of inclusion in a future F5, please post it in the comments below, and we’ll take a look.

And don’t forget to check out the awesome all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 525 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


If you’re in the mood for deep thoughts about fly fishing, there are plenty here. . .but it’s also just beautifully shot and edited.


Team Backcountry put together this highlight reel from last season, and it looks as if they had a pretty good year.


While many of us were snowbound and locked-up all month, Curtis Hall and friends caught plenty of fish in February.


The fall blitz along the coast of the Northeast makes for exciting, fast-paced fishing for saltwater game fish that pull hard.


Here’s another ruminative piece on why people fly fish, along with footage from British Columbia, Nunavut and the Yukon Territory. The title mystifies me, though.


Ribnik is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina where, apparently, you can catch monster browns right in the middle of town.


‘Tis the season for year-end mashups, and the folks from Below the Canopy offer cool scenes from Alaska to Colorado to the Texas coast.


I can’t help that I’m a sucker for a Neil Young soundtrack, plus there’s some nice footage of casting for steelhead on British Columbia’s Skeena River.


How’sabout a little topwater bassin’ from the Deep South, featuring my pal Reid Bryant, Orvis Adventures Wingshooting Services Manager?


He’s coming. . .he’s coming. . .he’s. . .aaaargh.


This is a love letter to the Grey Reef stretch of the North Platte and the trout that live there.


This is long, at 12 minutes, but it offers an in-depth look at the life and passion of a fly fisherman. It’s interesting stuff, well made.


The boys from Geobass are stumbling blindly through yet another country looking for great bass fishing. This one takes forever to get going, but once it does, hold on.


This old episode of Western Fly Fishing Journal features one of Western Fly Fishing’s truly passionate individuals: Ralph Moon. Ralph was an author, fly tier, bamboo rod builder and conservationist who lived on the banks of the Henry’s Fork River in St Antony, Idaho. He passed away in 2011.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.27.15”

  1. With respect to video fourth from the bottom, the Grey Reef is on the North Platte River, not the cited South Platte.

    1. For what its worth, I lived in my car for just shy of an entire year- the same year I filmed it. Literally. The bummed fisherman has more to reason appreciate. It doesn’t have to be a money thing, my friend.

  2. Hey Phil, great videos& diversity! I also wanted to mention I appreciate the insight on the title of my video (the Nunavut edit) and have changed it after review, as I felt the same. I went in two different directions with it and left the old title without thinking! whoops.

    Cheers!

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